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7 Children Perish in House Fire

Horrific tragedy: 7 children from an Orthodox Jewish family passed away in a fire early Shabbos morning in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Full Story, Photos, Video

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yes its hurt very much !
June 26, 2015 3:30 am

yes its hurt very much !

March 29, 2015 11:00 pm

help your people

March 23, 2015 12:03 am

There are no words for a tragedy of this portion, I don’t know how it will be possible for the parents to go on living. But I do know that we should not be angry with Hashem. By being angry with Hashem we are saying that we know better than he does, and that what he did was wrong and terrible. Hashem our loving father is only the creator of good, this situation pains him just as much, but just as a parent would get an operation to save a childs life even though the child will be in pain,… Read more »

So sad
March 22, 2015 9:36 pm

I was literally crying when I read it…A whole family? did the surviving daughter pass away? or is she still in critical condition? Baruch Dayan Haemes

March 22, 2015 8:00 pm

its so sad why dos this happen so sad

what a story
March 22, 2015 7:45 pm

I feel so bad for the family please ה help us

March 22, 2015 6:53 pm

Today, my class was taking about it. The girls who knew about it from before hand were devastated. The girls who didn’t know broke out in tears. Hashem, why?

Oy Hashem!
March 22, 2015 6:48 pm

so sad….in shock…..

you have no idea
March 22, 2015 5:22 pm

you people dont even understand. the boys were in my yeshiva, i am only two years older than the oldest. he was my close friend. these people were the sweetest, cutest, and nicest kids in the entire school. my heart is ripped to shreds.

Many Orthodox Jewish families are prohibited by religious restrictions from turning on various devices during the Sabbath?
March 22, 2015 4:34 pm

I do not enjoy when people mention that religious Jews are obligated to something when in fact all are.

This is so sad!!
March 22, 2015 2:58 pm

This is insane!!!! Why ? Why does this have to happen??

this is a msg to all of us!!!!
March 22, 2015 1:38 pm

We must all take a lesson…hashem is sending us a msg that he’s no Happy with us…look at allvofnout technology!!!! We live in a crazy world!!!!! STOP TRYING TO ACT LIKE GOYIM!!!!! WE ARE NOT A GOY WE ARE THE AM HANIVCHAR!!!!!!

March 22, 2015 1:21 pm

What an awful tragedy! God help their family. But why no working smoke alarms? My heart aches.

Horrible tragedy
March 22, 2015 1:01 pm

This is such a tragedy. Our hearts and prayers with Sasson family

No words
March 22, 2015 11:38 am

We all say Why?? With such a beautiful doti community. We Sephardim and Ashkenazim are in mourning .Please Hashem listen to our prayers…

March 22, 2015 11:36 am

imagine what the father is going through.

so sad
March 22, 2015 10:54 am

Why hashem, why do you do what you do , to your children, smoke deterctors please

Nadav Veavihu
March 22, 2015 10:33 am

On Rosh Chodesh Nissan, exactly 3327 years ago on the first of Nissan the only recorded fire tragedy in Tanach is recorded. Nadav and Avihu, the children of Ahron were burnt by a fire within the Holy of Holiness. Vayidom Ahron. What a terrible recurrence of a tragedy of this caliber. We don’t understand Hashem’s ways. May Hashem give strength to the father and a speedy recovery for the wife and remaining child. Let us all do something positive due to this terrible tragedy.

March 22, 2015 10:04 am

Also yortzeit licht too close to an open window where a curtain can blow into the filament and cause a fire. This has happened

yaakov golem
March 22, 2015 9:59 am

Everyone call everyone this date to check all smoke detectors escape ladders\windows and make sure all electrical cords and appliances are good quality…this should become a minhag in all frum communities….senseless tragedy …all schools should educate kinder about fire safety and smoke alarm battery change.HomeDepot has them cheap enough.

March 22, 2015 9:52 am


More fires in orthodox hoomes
March 22, 2015 9:43 am

I read an article a few years ago describing how more fires happen in orthodox homes than any other, as a group, because of our lifestyles. We have Shaboss candles and Chanukah menorahs in easy reach of children and not necessarily constantly guarded by adults. We have Bedikas Chametz where children are allowed to roam the house with a lit candle, searching under beds and in closets and drawers. We have hot plates, blechs over a lit fire, crockpots, and electric urns. I don’t remember the rest of the list but the point was that there must be constant adult… Read more »

March 22, 2015 9:20 am

Sefer Razael Hamaloch

Baruch dayan emes
March 22, 2015 9:08 am

The daughter tzipporah bas gila

soooo sadddd
March 22, 2015 8:20 am

Mushiach now

Terrible Tragedy
March 22, 2015 8:02 am

The issue here is not hot plates and whether they’re safe to use or not. Any appliance can fail at any time. The real issue is to have (working) smoke detectors! You should have at least one for each level of your home. A CO detector is important as well. You can buy units that include both smoke and CO detection. Many cities have programs where the fire dept will give you and install smoke detectors for free. Working smoke detectors would have given this family at least a fighting chance of all surviving the fire. And make sure you… Read more »

March 22, 2015 7:57 am

B”H the surviving daughter should have an easy chupah and LOTS of beautiful children in the zechus of her siblings.

They should all be gedolim like their uncles and aunts a”h and fill the world with Torah and maasim tovim.

The surviving mother and grandparents should shep even more nachas, be renewed, and only know even greater simcha and rachmanas bH!

למההה הששםםם????!!?!?!?
March 22, 2015 5:08 am

פשוט קורבנותת!!! עד מתיייי נמשיך לסבולל??
מה חטאווו ילדים קטנים?!?!?!?

Hashem Please bring Moshiach!
March 22, 2015 4:23 am

Coming from EY, the family probably didn’t realize how crucial smoke detectors are, in EY they are almost unheard of because houses are built from stone. only now are they becoming mandatory at public institutions

March 22, 2015 3:31 am

We must daven to Hashem that moshiach should come NOW!
We need moshiach now!!!!We need moshiach now!!!!We need moshiach now!!!!

Yossi Stern
March 22, 2015 2:46 am

an unimaginable tragedy !!!!!! and I can only imagine the pain the parents will indur for the rest of their lives……. we must be able to learn from this. 1. every bedroom must have a smoke / carbon detector. six feet from the floor on the wall. 2. each common hallway, kitchen, basement and boiler room must have a smoke/carbon detector same place. 3. each home should have a small fire extingusher hanging on the inside of a closet door. 4. if u use a platza/hot plate or similar electrical device, keep it near metal appliances and stone counters, and… Read more »

To #55
March 22, 2015 2:44 am

smoke alarms are ONLY good if your family knows what to do, DON’T take it for granted that they know

heartbreaking horrible news
March 22, 2015 1:31 am

We are with u dear parents please hold on Hashem is with you, we are hurting with you, and are praying for you.

March 22, 2015 1:28 am

A 10 year old child doesn’t know what a smoke detector is? They have never been told this by a parent or at school – EVER? My kid’s PRESCHOOL teaches them what to do. EVERY child should be taught basic fire safety – what to do, how to get out, and where to meet. By eight years old I knew how to turn off the gas, electricity, and water to the house in case of an emergency. It’s YOUR job as a parent to keep your children safe.

Attention #61
March 22, 2015 1:21 am

on shabos it’s ok to turn off but NOT to turn back on. Please ask your rabbi. As per R’ M. Feinstein the shabos clock is a problem as it is so turning back on is prohibited.

to #35
March 22, 2015 1:14 am

may the surviving parents and daughter be comforted in the most revealed way they should have no more pain, tragedy, or sorrow!!! only open and revealed goodness for them and for all of klal yisroel!!!!! and the mother and daughter should a COMPLETE refuah sheleima!!!

Please be safe
March 22, 2015 1:04 am

Please make sure you use a timer with the hot plate. The timer should be set to turn off the hot plate Friday night and turn it back on sometime Shabbat morning. It’s a lot safer this way.

heartbreaking horrible news
March 22, 2015 1:00 am

We are with u dear parents please hold on Hashem is with you, we are hurting with you, and are praying for you.

How much more?
March 22, 2015 12:52 am

we are in a lot of pain, we are in tears we are praying, how much more of galut can there be???
Mashiyah needs to be now!!!

March 22, 2015 12:47 am

Hashem please send Refuah
gila bas tzipporah
Tzipporah Bas gilA
Lets all increase in goodness kindness.
Ahavas yisroel must increase
We can not understand Hashem ways.

#52 I agree with you
March 22, 2015 12:45 am

as I heard this terrible story I went to test all of our smoke detector and as they went off screeching sound my 10 year old doughter asked me what’s that beeping sound, I explained what the beeping means but I was surprised when she said to me “Totty I thought it’s the microwave with done food”. This is very scary we need to educate our kids that if they hear this particular high beep it means run and get help.

heartbreaking horrible news
March 22, 2015 12:42 am

We are with u dear parents please hold on Hashem is with you, we are hurting with you, and are praying for you.

March 22, 2015 12:41 am


Baruch Dayan ha Emes
March 22, 2015 12:29 am

We beg you HaShem Moshiach Now! My heart and prayers go to the family.

מחלוקת היא אש אוכלת יושבי-ה .... והחי יתן אל לבו
March 22, 2015 12:23 am

OY VEY!!! Innocent victims, pure neshamos taken from our midst! WHY???? We DO NOT KNOW the ANSWERS, BUT WE DO KNOW what מחלוקת brings with it, ר”ל. WE MUST DO ALL IN OUR POWER TO STOP THE FIGHTING, WHEREVER, WITH WHOEVER בתוך אחינו כלל ישרא-ל!!! THAT IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO WITH ALL WE HAVE WITHIN US TO STOP THE FIRES THAT CONSUME INNOCENT VICTIMS!!!! Hashem, please have mercy upon your children and bring us Moshiach תיכף ומיד ממש!!!

March 22, 2015 12:16 am

smoke alarms are a waste of time if you don’t teach your kid’s what they should do when they hear it. please explain them they don’t know

Just heartbreaking
March 21, 2015 11:59 pm

my heart is breaking for this poor family and for the father who will be having to deal with all this when he gets home. I pray they keep their sanity and that the mum and daughter get through this nightmare. The seven pure neshamas will be in shomayim where there is no more pain.

Oh Hashem
March 21, 2015 11:45 pm

Why do you have to do this ?

Baruch Yosef
March 21, 2015 11:37 pm

Please HaShem you must bring Moshiach now!!! You must have mercy on this family now. Please please help this family now

Baruch Dayan ha Emes
March 21, 2015 11:30 pm

How horrible! There are no words!!!


March 21, 2015 11:12 pm

Hashem ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! How much pain must your children live through before you send us Moshiach?! Its time you hear our cries and stop causing your people to suffer! Especially innocent children and families!!! This is tooo much to bear!!! I cant even fathom the extent of such a tragedy for the survivors of this!!! Please Hashem BRING MOSHIACH NOW!! Its time you realize weve had enough of this bitter and painful golus and we NEED MOSHIACH NOW!!!!! May this be the last tragedy of golus and everyone be reunited with Moshiach in yerushalayim! !

עד מתי רבונו של עולם
March 21, 2015 11:10 pm

רבונו של עולם אתה הטוב והמטיב , אבל לקחת ילדים טהורים כאלו שלא טעמו טעם חטא צדיקים וטהורים למה רבונו של עולם למה? אנו לא מבינים דרכי רבונו של עולם אנחנו מתחננים ומבקשים בתפילה ותחנונים שתסתיים הגלות הזאת ותהיה כבר הגאולה האמיתית והשלימה בביאת משיח צדקינו עכשיו ומיד ממש!!

March 21, 2015 11:05 pm

ohmygod my heart is pounding I can’t may hashem comfort the family

Smoke detectors
March 21, 2015 11:03 pm

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for years we are told to have them in our house. We’re told over and over and over but we don’t Were told to change the batteries when we move the clocks forward in the spring and back in the fall. But unfortunately we don’t listen. Everybody reading this post should right now check that they have a working carbon monoxide detector and a working smoke detector on the floor of their bedrooms. I bet even with reading my post 90% of people will not check the smoke detectors that they work. Very sad,… Read more »

To Chaim36
March 21, 2015 11:02 pm

I’m so glad there are others who understand the need for electrical safety. I have had customers bring me appliances for repair from frum stores and I have told them to throw them in the garbage before they c”v start a fire or worse. The issue of smoke detectors is also frightening. I can’t count how many times I see them in drawers because “it went off when I was cooking.” These devices will save your life! Buy a photoelectric unit instead of an ionization model if you’re so concerned about false alarms. Would you honestly go to the pharmacy… Read more »

March 21, 2015 10:52 pm

We must daven and cry out to Hashem that moshiach should come NOW!

What's going on??!!
March 21, 2015 10:51 pm

What Hashem wants from us???!!

A fellow Jew
March 21, 2015 10:48 pm

Dear Ribbono Shel Olam,
We know you are the essence and creator of all kindness, we do not question your ways, we know from the depths of our souls which you breathed into us and sustain us daily that you are GOOD, we put our complete trust in you, continuoulsy. Please let all your goodness be revealed so we can understand your ways. We cannot carry this pain of our bothers any longer. We beseech you to send us a complete Redemption!!!

March 21, 2015 10:33 pm

please be aware that they have a shelf life, they DON’T last forever. Please make sure you have fresh batteries and completely replace them every 10 years or so. This is living proof that they are a MUST.

March 21, 2015 10:27 pm

all we can do now be there for the family, say tehilim, do one small act of kindness to a friend, love your fellow jew etc. Take someting on for the kedosh childrens neshamas.

מחלוקת היא אש אוכלת יושבי-ה .... והחי יתן אל לבו
March 21, 2015 10:17 pm

OY VEY!!! Innocent victims, pure neshamos taken from our midst! WHY???? We DO NOT KNOW the ANSWERS, BUT WE DO KNOW what מחלוקת brings with it, ר”ל. WE MUST DO ALL IN OUR POWER TO STOP THE FIGHTING, WHEREVER, WITH WHOEVER בתוך אחינו כלל ישרא-ל!!! THAT IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO WITH ALL WE HAVE WITHIN US TO STOP THE FIRES THAT CONSUME INNOCENT VICTIMS!!!! Hashem, please have mercy upon your children and bring us Moshiach תיכף ומיד ממש!!!

March 21, 2015 10:13 pm

We need moshiach now!!!!

March 21, 2015 10:12 pm

With G-D help we will be dancing with the about moshiach

March 21, 2015 10:00 pm


March 21, 2015 10:00 pm

SMOKE DETECTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASEEEEEEE

Dear G-D
March 21, 2015 9:56 pm

?????????? We are all your children. These are our brothers and sisters. You are our father. Please end this Golus fast. Please end this game. Please Please Please. We don’t understand you. Please be good to your children,in a revealed way. ENOUGH OF THIS GOLUS! WE CANNOT TAKE IT ANY LONGER!!!! ALL YOUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING AND IN PAIN RIGHT NOW! PLEASE HASHEM!

Why? ??????
March 21, 2015 9:53 pm

I have had just about ENOUGH of this HASHEM! !!!! YOU MUST STOP taking YOUR CHILDREN from this world and certainly stop giving is so much pain!! I can’t breath anymore from hearing this bad news!!!
Please just send us all a yeshua: MOSHIACH NOW!!!!
Baruch dayin emes! Hashem should comfort the remainder if this family!!!

WHAT A TRAGEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 21, 2015 9:41 pm

I Feel terrible its so sad and upsetting HASEM HELP US YIDIN

March 21, 2015 9:34 pm


Baruch Dayan Emes. עד מתי?! We want Moshiach now!!!
March 21, 2015 9:31 pm
March 21, 2015 9:28 pm

May G-D send strength and comfort to the family. Please remember to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and put one every level!

ברוך דיין האמת
March 21, 2015 9:21 pm

רוצים גאולה ומשיח נאו, עד מתי ???;

March 21, 2015 9:20 pm

ad mosai??!!

March 21, 2015 9:17 pm

Smoke detector of not!!! IT’S NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!

Daven and understand
March 21, 2015 9:16 pm

First–Refua shleyma and strength to the mother and daughter; strength to the poor father. Second. May those who perished rest in peace, but may that peace contain interceding, even storming the gates, on behalf of Kol vklal Yisrael. Third; I used to use a blech over fas burner but when carbon monoxide alarms were invented and installed, they kept going off and the fire department said it was from the gas being covered, giving off carbon monoxide. SO I switched to electric blech. It would be helpful if we knew exactly what happened in this fire–if it was the blech… Read more »

March 21, 2015 9:10 pm

Oy!! Hashem why???? Why so many korbanos have to be taken!!! A complete and speedy refuah shleima for the mother and daughter and may they all be comforted!! Moshiach nowwwwwww!!

March 21, 2015 9:09 pm

So tragic! WHY!!!!

March 21, 2015 9:04 pm

Ugh need Moshiach!

March 21, 2015 9:04 pm

I can’t

This is a disaster!
March 21, 2015 9:02 pm


oy vay
March 21, 2015 8:57 pm

Hashem should help them

How on earth
March 21, 2015 8:56 pm

How could a mother go on after this?????? How?? I mean it. There is no way a mother could live after this.

So shocking
March 21, 2015 8:55 pm

I am so upset for this family, I can’t believe it, 7 children all taken so quickly. This is terrible terrible. And what’s going to be when that mummy asks for her children, her poor brain, how’s she going to be nebech? I really don’t understand Gd, I don’t know what to think anymore.

Check Your Appliances
March 21, 2015 8:54 pm

A ridiculously huge number of the electric appliances being sold as “Shabbos” or “Kosher” appliances in Jewish-owned stores are NOT UL listed for the US or Canada. They lack basic electrical safeguards and are disasters waiting to happen. Please make sure your appliances and your families are safe!

March 21, 2015 8:52 pm

May mother and daughter have speedy recovery and together with father and all their family may HaShem gives them full comfort ….ad Masai ?

March 21, 2015 8:48 pm

Speechless horrible indescribable I’m very sorry to hear that offal news !!!:( may the rest in peace 🙁

How many korbanos do you need ?
March 21, 2015 8:47 pm

Cant imagine the mother surviving this…PLease HKB”H, this is too much….

Everyone make sure to check your candles or hot plates not to be near anything flammable….

why why why
March 21, 2015 8:38 pm

Hashes should take us out of גלות nowwwwwwwwwww

March 21, 2015 8:37 pm

SMOKE DETECTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 21, 2015 8:34 pm


oh my goodness
March 21, 2015 8:32 pm

My heart aches and my soul cries. This is a massive tragedy c I can only imagine what the poor three survivors at go I through. And the father…!!!
bde, this world lost seven precious yidden.

One idea
March 21, 2015 8:29 pm

What a tragedy ! Hashem should send comfort and healing !! Please plug in the plata with a timer attached .

beyond beyond beyond
March 21, 2015 8:29 pm

i cant. this is NOT OK!! hashem!!!!!!!!!!

Ad Mosai!!!!!
March 21, 2015 8:28 pm

never again this should be the last ever in Golus!!!!!!! It is Rosh Chodesh Nissan – it is written that Moshiach will come in Nissan, and Yud Aleph Nissan the Rebbe’s Kepitel is changing to Bitzeis Yisroel Mimitzrayim!!!!! Yaakov, Sarah, Moshe Yehoshua, Rivka, Dovid, Eliana – knock on those gates in a way only you know how!!!!!!!!!! AdMosadi let us bring Moshiach NOW!!

March 21, 2015 8:27 pm

Ad mosai??????untill when we will be suffering in this galus???
Hashem enough! we need moshiach!!

Hashem yerachem!!!!!!
March 21, 2015 8:18 pm

Ad mosai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!moshiach now now now

March 21, 2015 8:10 pm

oh my god!!! Hashem why!?!